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Welcome to the Governors' section.

Our School is Voluntary-Aided, its Governing Body consists of both appointed and elected governors.


The aim of the Governor team at our school is to work with the staff to make St Stephen's Primary School an exciting, safe and happy environment in which the children can reach their potential.


The main role of a Governing Body is to give direction, support and challenge to the school leadership.


We do this in the following ways:

  • Monitoring the performance and progress of our children;
  • Monitoring and evaluating of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural life of the school;
  • Working with the staff to help them teach and care for our children;
  • Deciding on how the resources of the school are best used. We have prime responsibility for the finance of the school;
  • Providing a strategic review of the school - planning ahead so that the performance of our children and our school continues to improve.

Meetings of the full Governing Body are usually held once a term throughout the school year. Topics covered in meetings may include: planning the school's long term vision through the School Development Plan, the school budget, target setting and monitoring.


Much of the work however, is devolved to a series of committees to ensure the workload is dealt with effectively. Sub-committees focus on Finance and resources & Standards and curriculum.

To monitor the curriculum each governor has a link responsibility for one area of it and meets with the relevant member of staff.

Governors generally hold their office for a period of four years at a time.


Register of Governor Interests

Governor Responsibilities